Samantha Hurst

F10 Launches First Incubation Program for Fintechs & Insurtechs in Spain

  Switzerland based Fintech Incubator & Accelerator F10 announced on Tuesday it has launched its first incubation program for fintechs and insurtechs in Spain. According to F10, the incubation program aims to support early-stage startups in the processor transforming their prototype into a scalable product, while… Read More

Australian Fintech Linkly Appoints Former AfterPay COO Frerk-Malte Feller As New CEO

  Linkly, an Australia-based fintech, announced on Wednesday it has appointed former Global COO of Afterpay, Frerk-Malte Feller, as its new CEO. According to Linkly, Feller previously held senior exceutive positions at eBay and PayPal.  “The company’s solutions and the recent move into online payments,… Read More

 Buckle Adds Crash Risk Data From TNEDICCA For Auto Insurance Underwriting

  Buckle, a U.S.-based financial services group, announced on Wednesday it has partnered with TNEDICCA, a location-based traffic crash intelligence and predictive analytics provider, to offer crash risk data for auto insurance underwriting. Buckle reported that TNEDICCA has built a proprietary traffic crash location database… Read More

Afterpay Announces Buy Now, Pay Later Partnership With Stripe

  Afterpay, a digital platform that offers interest-free installment plans for online purchases, announced on Wednesday it has joined forces with Stripe to offer buy now, pay later payment services for merchants. According to Afterpay, the partnership allows both new and existing Stripe merchants to… Read More

Brazil-Based Mobile Payments Platform RecargaPay Attracts $70 Million Through Series C Funding Round Co-Led By IDC Ventures & Fuel Venture Capital

  Brazil-based mobile payments platform RecargaPay announced on Wednesday it secured $70 million through its Series C funding round, which was co-led by IDC Ventures and Fuel Venture Capital with participation from  ATW, LUN Partners, and Experian. The funding round comes less than three years… Read More

UK Fintech Primer Launches Open App Framework “Primer Connect”

  Primer, a UK-based fintech, announced on Tuesday the launch of  Primer Connect, the company’s new open app framework which enables third-parties to build connections on Primer platform. The launch of Primer Connect comes just a few months after Primer raised £14 million through its… Read More

Online Payments Platform Skrill Launches Withdrawal Feature in Europe Economic Area Countries

Skrill, an online payments platform, announced on Tuesday its withdrawal feature is now live in European Economic Area (EEA) countries. As previously reported, Skrill provides digital payment solutions to consumers and businesses around the world. The company is headquartered in the UK and has offices… Read More

U.S. Payment Tech Platform Promise Secures More Than $20 Million through Series A Funding Round

    Promise, a U.S.-based payments technology platform, recently announced it secured $20 million through its Series A funding round, bringing its total fundraising amount to over $30 million. The investment round was notably led by Kapor Capital and XYZ, with additional funding coming from… Read More

U.S. Trucking Insurtech Koffie Labs Raises $4.5 Million in Venture Financing

  Koffie Labs, a U.S.-based insurtech that is focused on reinventing the trucking and transportation markets, announced on Tuesday it has raised $4.5m in venture financing.  According to Koffie, Anthemis Group and Lerer Hippeau led two rounds of seed round financing with participation from 2048… Read More

OnDeck Announces New Partnership With HomeAdvisor to Support Home Service Professionals

OnDeck (NYSE: ONDK), a small business online lending platform, announced on Tuesday it has formed a new partnership with HomeAdvisor to support home service professionals and companies on the HomeAdvisor network with access to transparent, flexible, and timely financing options.  According to OnDeck, the collaboration will… Read More

Bitwise Milestone: Tops $1 Billion In Assets Under Management

Bitwise Asset Management, a provider of crypto-asset index and beta funds, announced on Tuesday it recently surpassed $1 billion in assets under management (AUM) across its fund family. As previously reported, Bitwise Asset Management claims it pioneered the first cryptocurrency index fund and is the leading provider… Read More

i2c Joins Forces With Zytara For Digital Banking Platform

Online banking and payments company i2c announced on Tuesday it has formed a new partnership with Zytara, the pioneering digital banking platform and payment network designed for millennials. i2c reported that through the partnership Zytara’s digital banking will offer its customers products and services, which includes… Read More

Digital Banking Group Penta Tops Series B+ Investment; Now Amounts to €30 Million

    Digital banking group Penta announced on Tuesday it has topped up its Series B+ investment round. The company reported the total investment now amounts to €30 million. As previously reported, Penta describes itself as a digital platform for business banking that is aimed… Read More

Fiat & Crypto Payments Startup Bottlepay Secures  £11 Million Through Seed Funding Round

BottlePay, a UK-based fiat and crypto payments platform, has reportedly raised £11 million through its Seed funding round. According to Coindesk, the round involved participation from Alan Howard, founder of hedge fund manager Brevan Howard; “present and former” Goldman Sachs partners; venture capital firm FinTech Collective;… Read More

U.S. Employees’ Stock Options Funding Solution Provider EquityBee Secures $20 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By Group 11

EquityBee, a U.S.-based startup employees’ stock options funding solution provider, announced on Tuesday it secured $20 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by Group 11 with participation from Oren Zeev Ventures, Battery Ventures, and ICON Continuity Fund. EquityBee reported that the… Read More

Digital Wealth Creation Fintech Platorm Infinity Circle Now Seeking £300,000 Through Seedrs Campaign

  Infinity Circle, a UK-based digital wealth creation fintech platform, is now seeking a minimum of £300,000 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. Founded in 2018, Infinity Circle is set to provide the “highway” to exclusive opportunities otherwise only usually available to the ultra-rich…. Read More

U.S. Software-as-a-Service Torii Reportedly Raises $10 Million Through Series A Funding Round

  Torii, a U.S.-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider, has reportedly secured $10 million through its Series A funding round. Founded in 2017, Torii stated its mission is to help modern IT drive the business forward by making the “best use” of SaaS. “We help IT professionals… Read More

Standard Charter’s Virtual Bank Mox Update: Now Has 80,000 Customers & Over 1.5 Million Transactions Been Made With Mox Card

Mox, Standard Chartered virtual bang that is based in Hong Kong, announced on Monday its latest progress update. The virtual bank launched in September 2020 and as previously reported, it was created in partnership with PCCW, HKT, and Trip.com “With Mox, opening an account is… Read More

BBVA Achieves Record Number of New Customer Growth in 2020 Despite COVID-19 Pandemic

BBVA announced on Monday it achieved a record number of new customer growth in 2020, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. BBVA reported that it added a total of 7.3 million new customers worldwide, of which 2.4 million became BBVA customers through the app or the web. According… Read More

Commercial Insurance-as-a-Service API Provider Briza Secures $8 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By Investment Group of Santa Barbara

Briza, a U.S.-based commercial insurance-as-a-service API provider, recently announced it secured $8 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by Investment Group of Santa Barbara with participation from 500 Startups. Founded in 2016, Briza claims it is enabling the commercial insurance industry’s… Read More

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